My first job in radio was in Bowling Green, Missouri in 1972, and I’ve been fortunate to have been gainfully employed (mostly) in the media ever since. I’m a native of northeast Missouri and western Illinois, and most of my time in the media has been in the area – from Hannibal, Monroe City and Branson, Missouri to Pittsfield, Virden and Jacksonville, Illinois. Over the years, time off the air has been spent lay speaking, auctioneering, emceeing various area events and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. Occasionally over the years, I’ve thought, “There’s gotta be a better way to make a living.” Well, I’ve checked … and there’s not. As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
2022 St Louis Cardinal Single-Game Tickets Go on Sale Friday
As we work our way through the dead of winter, let's talk Cardinal baseball. Player lockout notwithstanding, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for the 2022 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, January 28, with prices starting at just $6.
Survey of Popular Dog Names Includes Max, Bella and … Fauchi?
A while back, we wrote about adopting a new four-legged family member for the holidays.
St. Louis Cardinals Cancel 2022 Winter Warm-Up & Cardinal Caravan
Cardinal fans already knew this was coming, but officials with the ball club made it official Tuesday.
This Ozarks BnB Treehouse, Away from it All & Close to Everywhere
The last time we posted on these pages about tree houses, we featured one that was part of a private residence and not open to the general public.
Leave Your Fur-Kid Out in the Cold? Don’t Even Think About It
When the weather turns extremely cold as it has with the coming of the new year, it is of utmost importance to make sure our family and those closest to us keep safe and warm.
Who Knew Repurposed BnB’s Were a Thing? Check out ‘The Silo’
There was a time, not so long ago, that I couldn't have told there was such a thing as an old grain silo/corn crib that was now serving as a trendy bed and breakfast.
Lots to Choose From for a Branson New Year’s Eve Getaway
Karla and I did it once. We look forward to doing it again. You could do it, too ... this Friday night.
Illinois Extends License Renewal Deadline – One Last Time
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Friday that expiration dates for driver's licenses and ID's have been extended - for the last time.
80 Years Later – Things You Didn’t Know About Pearl Harbor
One day, many years ago, this country suffered a surprise attack from a foreign force. About 3,000 lives were lost, and America was never the same.
NASA Asteroid Mission to Keep ‘Armageddon’ From Coming to Life
An asteroid is hurtling through space. A spacecraft blasts off from earth with a mission of changing the course of that big rock.
PETA: Don’t Say ‘Bullpen’ Say ‘Arm Barn’ … Whaaaaat?
Well, it's finally happened. I have now, officially heard. It. All. The organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is at it again.
Cardinals Keep it in the Family, Name Marmol New Manager
The St. Louis Cardinals didn't have to look far for their new field manager. In a press conference Monday, the Cardinals introduced Oliver "Oli" Marmol as their new manager, replacing Mike Schildt.